Linda franklin AFCA
Linda Franklin was born in the Shuswap to a family of landscape painters. She was involved in making art from childhood, at the easel of her grandfather and her uncle, and as a child at the Art Gallery of Victoria. She has studied fine arts in England and Canada and is presently enrolled in the BFA program at Thompson Rivers University. She has a lakeside home with the ever-present view of Mt. Ida, where she has her architectural design studio.
Linda thinks that whoever said "as boring as watching paint dry" had no understanding of the immense satisfaction of watching a painting unfold on the canvas. For her, painting is a wondrous adventure of discovery, using shape, colour and value as her vehicle.
Linda has been part of an art-making affiliation: Lazuline is a group of three artists working to define the Shuswap/South Thompson and North Okanagan through their individual paintings. Linda has also worked with Lisa Figueroa on collaborative, non-representational pieces in a body of work called "Metaphorica". She is currently working on themes of immigration and also of water quality, all relating to the local area.